HC Deb 27 May 1903 vol 123 cc8-9
MR. YOXALL (Nottingham, W.)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board if he is aware that two consignments of Army blankets infected with typhoid germs reached the city of Nottingham; that, although the Health Committee of the city took steps to prevent the further distribution of these blankets, some portions of the consignments in question had already been sold and distributed to villages in the neighbourhood; and, if so, will he state what steps he is taking in the matter.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I have communicated with the town clerk of Nottingham on the subject, who has informed me this morning that, in consequence of the action taken by the medical officer of health in notifying the persons in the villages referred to who purchased the blankets, the whole of these articles have been sent back to the firm in Nottingham who supplied them. The town clerk adds that all the blankets which reached Nottingham, some hundreds in number, are in process of disinfection.